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“Best lobster roll outside of Maine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Charlie's Place

Charlie's Place
Ranked #15 of 137 Restaurants in Gloucester
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Diner
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Honolulu, Hawaii
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109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best lobster roll outside of Maine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

If you're just looking for great seafood & good service I would highly Recomend this coffee shop style restaurant . The lobster roll was served on a grilled bun with very little mayo and your choice of reg fries, sweet potato fries or slaw. All were excellent.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

On vacation in Gloucester and decided to try Charlie's Place based on reviews. We were VERY disappointed! The clam chowder was barely lukewarm and the potatoes were under cooked. May have been less expensive than other restaurants not worth the savings. Would not eat there again or recommended to anyone.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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southern NH
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240 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent service and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We enjoyed a late lunch on a Saturday at Charlie's. The reviews were accurate as written. The fried clams were great as well as the fried fish. Both the food and service were the best of the many restaurants we visited over three days. The dining area is small so you may want to avoid the peak hours. This is a restaurant that I will visit again soon!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tltallen
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Burlington, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Old Standby”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Charlie's Place is a standby for tourists and locals. It does a large take out business and has a small restaurant. Breakfasts are plentiful and service is quick. Sandwiches, seafood plates or baskets and seafood salad plates. lobster rolls are the best.

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“great, affordable seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

For those of us who cannot afford the white table seafood restaurants this was a great option. We were on the Cape Ann Whale Watch and mentioned looking for lobster rolls to another passenger and his wife was from Gloucester. They recommended trying Charlies and it also happened to be Wednesday when they were having a special. When we got to Charlies we tried the Lobster Rolls and they were very good with a lot of meat, and the Clam Chowder was good as well. Someone else from the whale watch also took the advice and came to try the Lobster Rolls and told me that the amount of meat on the ones at Charlies was more than she had gotten at other establishments(these were out first ones). I would recommend Charlie's Place to anyone looking for affordable seafood(check on their daily specials).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank danjhawk
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